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Chicago Getaway

Listen, I am all for travel.  It is important to getaway when the time and money permits. While I am a budget friendly individual, I appreciate the need to spend money frivolously on a weekend when the occasion calls for it.  Recently, I was fortunate enough to take a wonderful thirty hour getaway to great the…

Treat Yo Self

Lush: Treat Yo Self

I became a firm believer in the concept of ‘treating yourself’.  Yes, that is from Parks and Recreation (an excellent funny show if I say so myself). And while I am a budgeter and I like to stick to that, I know the importance of buying yourself things on occasion. One of things I treat myself with is…

The Thought of Eat, Pray, Love

  In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set…

Make the Dough

In a moment of complete candor, none of my savings tips are going to produce an immediate savings.  In fact, most of them will predominately show you a larger savings in several months to a year. My first tip is to stop buying bread.  Quite frankly, this hurts for me to type.  I am a…